Hey, remember when Daniel Cormier was dominating heavyweights in Strikeforce and the UFC? We do too, and we’re forced to open this article with a question about the past, because it’s Thursday, and on the internet, the day before Friday is no normal day, it’s the day of the week in which you throw back to a time long-forgotten and days gone by.
This feud between Daniel Cormier and Bones Jones isn’t new, it’s been building and percolating for well over a year now, and we can prove it. Take this video expertly-shot by LayzieTheSavage for example. It’s May, 2013. Cormier is riding high off his Strikeforce HWGP win and two heavyweight UFC wins over the likes of Roy Nelson and Frank Mir, and the subject of Bones Jones comes up. DC knows he needs to drop the pounds and cut to the weight that shut down his kidneys in the Olympics, it’s only a matter of time. But even then, he didn’t know what would happen, or who he’d have to defeat in order to end up facing Jones for the title, as this was the past, and the future had yet to happen.